Dankprofessor’s Weblog

A weblog examining sexual politics in higher education and beyond.

Lashing of rape victim defended by Saudi fundamantalist

I am sure that we all have heard about the case in  Saudi Arabia where a rape victim was sentenced to 90 lashes as a result of being in a car without a male relative.  And after her lawyer appealed the case, the judge significantly increased the number of lashes and suspended her lawyer from practicing law.  Outrageous behavior except for those fundamentalists who believe that the woman is getting what she deserves.  And given the importance of fundamentalism in todays world whether in Saudi Arabia or middle America, it becomes  incumbent for us non-fundamentalists to have an understanding of the fundamentalist mind.  So in the quest for that understanding, do click this message from the Islamic Shield.

—–
If you wish, you can write to me directly at dankprofessor@msn.com
Guest commentaries should also be submitted for consideration to the same email address.

Barry M. Dank aka the dankprofessor™
© Copyright 2007

Advertisements

December 10, 2007 - Posted by | coercing women, ethics, sexual policing, sexual politics, sexual rights

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: